EDC Has Added $1.3 Billion to Vegas Economy
The Insomniac event 2015 edition sold out completely, bringing 405,000 attendees and more than $350 million to the county.
“Each year EDC brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, including many who didn’t have a ticket to the festival, but wanted to experience the destination during EDC Week,” said Steve Sisolak, acting Commission Chairman for Clark County, which contains Las Vegas.
All in all, EDC’s five year span in sin city has hauled in nearly 2 million fans and funneled $1.3 billion into the local economy. The tax revenue itself — $81.4 million with $21.9 million last year alone — indicates how popular the festival actually is with the industries who’s who and celebrities attending to be a part of the festivities and fashion.
Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac, said of the news: “It is incredible that in just five years our headliners have helped us generate more than $1.3 billion back to Las Vegas, a place I call home. I’m so grateful that I can do what I love while making a positive impact in the community”
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